Well, I’ve gone through the Traveling Stash Box and thought I’d post a picture of what will be in the box for Sunday’s winner. I laid it out on the table and actually stood on a chair to get a picture of it all!
Almost nine years ago, I started to stitch the Teresa Wentzler Wedding Sampler, but soon realized it would not be stitched in time for the wedding. I put it aside and know I will never finish it, but hate the thoughts of cutting it up. One woman has suggested that she might be interested in picking it up, so I’ve added a link labeled “Teresa Wentzler NBD” above with more info and pictures.
The Traveling Stash Box arrived today, so I’m now looking for the next home to which it will travel. I apologize to our international friends, but this one is traveling in the USA only due to the cost of postage. It’s a rather heavy box, largely filled with simple charts, a couple of books, a few small cuts of fabric, some thread samples, and several small kits. Much of what’s there comes from The Cross Eyed Cricket, along with a couple of Butternut Road, Lavender & Lace, and Mirabilia charts, among others. Here’s a picture:
As for where it’s been, the box was first sent traveling by Tricia from Wisconsin on 4/14/11. From there it went to DJ in Maryland, Lynn in Minnesota, Nan in Indiana, Beth in Kentucky, Debbie in California, Linda in California, Joyce in Texas, and finally to me, also in Texas. Highlighted names link to pictures they’d posted of the Traveling Stash.
My major find today was a copy of Just Cross Stitch from Spring 2009 that I was missing. That issue has one of four parts of a sampler called Once Upon a Tree by Jeannette Douglas and Part II of the Grateful Heart band sampler by Sharon Cohen. I have the issues with the other parts of both, so this was quite welcome. In its place, I’m adding one of the JCS Christamas Ornament issues, and I’ll decide in the next few days what else to keep and add.
If you’re interested in receiving the box next, leave a comment on this post by noon this Sunday, September 4th. I’ll draw a winner that afternoon, and send the box traveling Monday or Tuesday. The rules are simple. Take what you’d like but put in at least as much as you take. Post a giveaway on your blog, and send it on its way to the next person. One thing to note is that this box is very heavy and requires a large flat rate priority box. Postage within the USA for the current contents is $14.95. International postage cost would be almost $60, hence the restriction to the USA.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of the HAED giveaway is Chele Anderson, and she has chosen Summoning Fire by J.M. Leotti for her prize. It was great to see all the charts that were chosen, and I may add a Friends’ Favorite HAEDs tab just to share those.
Have a great stitching weekend, and I’ll publish more on the Traveling Stash Box once it arrives!
Shortly after midnight tonight, I had the computer assign random numbers to the 59 entries I received for my HAED giveaway, and when I re-sorted the list, the lucky number at the top was 0.00089. I’ve sent that stitcher an e-mail and will post her name and choice of chart once I hear back from her.
In addition, I received an e-mail from Joyce F. telling me I’d won a Traveling Stash Box on her blog. Once I receive it, I’ll post another call for entries here, and the box will go to the winner. Here’s how it will work:
1. I apologize to our international friends, but this stash box is supposed to circulate in the USA only, in order to keep shipping costs low.
2. The receiver of the stash box is welcome to keep anything in the box, but must then add to the box at least as many stash items as taken.
3. Once the box is received, the winner must post a giveaway on his/her blog and select a new winner to whom the box will travel.
4. A quick turnaround is preferred to allow as many stitchers as possible to share in the fun!
More details to come on the HAED winner and on the Traveling Stash Box!
I’d like to thank the folks who have visited my new blog, so I’ve decided to RAK someone a HAED chart this weekend. To be entered in the drawing, please add a comment to this posting stating which HAED chart you’d like if you win. I’m sure that most of you are familiar with Heaven and Earth Desings, but if you are not, please browse the HAED website. There are over 6,500 charts to choose from, so I’m sure one will catch your eye.
This giveaway will close Friday, August 26th at Midnight Central Time here in Texas. The winner will be selected at random, contacted via e-mail, and will have until 5pm on Saturday to respond. If I cannot connect with the winner by then, an alternate will be selected. The winner will receive their chart as a .pdf download, following the HAED rules for sending a RAK.
Thanks again for visiting, and I look forward to seeing your comments!